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Minority Report English movie HD RIP

Minority Report English movie HD

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Movie Details

Directed by Steven Spielberg
Produced by Gerald R. Molen
Bonnie Curtis
Walter F. Parkes
Jan de Bont
Associate producer:
Michael Doven
Written by Scott Frank
Jon Cohen
John August (uncredited)
Philip K. Dick
(short story)
Starring Tom Cruise
Colin Farrell
Samantha Morton
Max von Sydow
Music by John Williams
Cinematography Janusz Kamiński
Editing by Michael Kahn
Studio Amblin Entertainment
Cruise/Wagner Productions
Distributed by DreamWorks
20th Century Fox
New Line Cinema
Release date(s) June 21, 2002 (2002-06-21)
Running time 145 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $102 million [1]
Gross revenue $358,372,926

Movie review

In 2054, an experimental Washington, D.C. police force called Precrime has completely cut murder in the city. Precrime employs three "precogs", mutated humans with precognition  to view murders that occur in the future; the officers of Precrime then analyze and interpret the three visions to track down and stop the murder before it happens. John Anderton is chief of the force, working under its director Lamar Burgess, however, he hides the fact that he is addicted to an illegal psychoactive drug called neuroin since the disappearance of his son Sean, which also caused his wife Lara to leave him.

On the eve of the Precrime program being taken to a national level, a Department of Justice representative, Danny Witwer, arrives to investigate the program. During Witwer's visit, the precogs witness Anderton killing a man named Leo Crow in a few days; Anderton escapes the facility and a subsequent manhunt once the precrime is discovered. Believing himself to be set up by Witwer, who has discovered his addiction, Anderton tracks down Dr. Iris Hineman, the lead researcher for Precrime. She reveals that the precogs do not always agree about the future, and that the differing vision, a "minority report," could show Anderton not committing the murder and thus prove his innocence. Anderton then undergoes an eye replacement surgery in order to avoid being detected by iris trackers around the city. He then uses his old eyes to enter Precrime headquarters and abduct Agatha, the precog that Hineman noted often had the minority report.

Using Agatha's future insight to avoid capture, Anderton takes Agatha to a hacker to try to extract her vision of Leo Crow's murder, but finds it is the same as the original report. However, Agatha then provides Anderton with her vision of the death of a woman named Anne Lively, which Anderton records. Chased by Precrime, Anderton and Agatha end up at the apartment where Crow is to die; they find his room, covered with hundreds of pictures of children including Sean. When Crow enters, Anderton holds him at gunpoint, but Crow denies any involvement with Sean, and that he is only here to be killed by Anderton to have his family paid off handsomely. Anderton refuses to kill Crow and demands to know who had set this up, but Crow forces himself on Anderton's gun and makes him pull the trigger, killing him as predicted. Anderton and Agatha flee to Lara's home, while Witwer and Precrime investigate the crime scene.

Witwer doubts Anderton killed in cold blood, and his investigation leads him to discover the Anne Lively murder. He approaches Burgess to reveal that the Ann Lively precog vision differs slightly from the one that Anderton had downloaded from Agatha. Witwer proposes these two visions represent separate murders; because precogs sometimes experience relapses of past murders, or "echoes," Witwer explains someone could get away with murder by hiring someone to try and kill Lively, and allowing the crime to be prevented by Precrime. Having viewed the precog vision beforehand, the murderer would then kill Lively in the exact same way as depicted in the precog vision, fooling Precrime into thinking they were viewing an echo and not a separate murder. Witwer intuits that the murderer would have to be someone high up in Precrime, like Burgess, in order to have viewed the precog vision and then erase it from the Precrime archives. Burgess then kills Witwer, noting that without Agatha, the precog hive mind wouldn't be able to predict this murder.

After being taken in by Lara, Anderton comes to realize that Anne Lively is Agatha's mother, and the knowledge of her death is the reason for the manhunt against him, and shares this with Lara. Precrime eventually arrives at Lara's home and Anderton is taken into custody, while Agatha is put back into the system. Burgess, preparing for a celebratory dinner for the Precrime program, consoles Lara, but accidentally reveals more about Lively's murder then he should know. Lara calls in help from Anderton's former friends to free Anderton from prison. During the dinner, Anderton calls Burgess while Agatha's vision of Lively's death is played for the guests. The footage clearly shows Burgess as the murderer, having set up a false target just as Witwer had predicted. Burgess had killed Lively to stop her from attempting to take her daughter Agatha back. Burgess had then set up Anderton in order to cover up Anderton's knowledge.

As Burgess finds and draws a gun on Anderton, Precrime receives reports that Burgess will kill Anderton. Anderton notes to Burgess the dilemma he is in: either he can kill Anderton, thus demonstrating Precrime works but becoming a murderer himself, or he can spare him, showing Precrime as a failure. Anderton reveals the fundamental flaw of the system: if one knows his or her own future, he or she can change it. Burgess decides to commit suicide and kills himself as Precrime arrive at the scene. As a result, the Precrime division is shut down, with all those incarcerated by them released. Anderton later reunites with Lara (shown pregnant with their second child), while the three precogs are allowed to live out their normal lives, far out on a remote island, where they can no longer be troubled by future visions.

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